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Where Have You Gone, Gordon Wood?

A few weeks ago, I posted an essay by William Hogeland, on the triumph of ideas over action in this history of the Founding, and how this was a bad thing. In a post at The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History, Michael Hattem takes up this issue in the context of briefly surveying Gordon Wood’s career and how other historians have responded to him. Here’s a sample (Hattem’s concluding paragraph): “At The Junto, there are a few of us who are working on or have worked on elites and intellectual history in early America, including my own Read more